NYS SOS Stewart

 

sos.stewart.mud sos.stewart.podium sos.muddyshoesJuly 28th was the 3rd race in the NYS series, held at Stewart State Forest.  Stewart holds a lot of personal significance for me… it’s only a few miles from my childhood home, where I learned to ride as kid, and also where I participated in my first race back in 2010.  The Darkhorse 40 was traditionally held late July/ early August, and was the area’s biggest event.  Although a tough act to follow, it was great to get solid race in at Stewart with some serious locals.  

It rained the whole time, beginning 1 hour before the race started and letting up only after it was finished. To say conditions were wet and muddy is an understatement, but everyone was riding with everything they had.  Slick and sloppy trails, foggy glasses, killer mosquitos, and a flat tire that luckily just a blast of CO2 could limp me to the finish on.  Winning this one really meant a lot to me.

 

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